Polk County Early College



Polk County Early College Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Polk County Early College Students by Grade
PK 0
K 0
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 19
10 13
11 16
12 19

Polk County Early College is a public high school of the Polk County School District located in Columbus, NC. It has 69 students in grades 9th through 13th. Polk County Early College is the 611th largest public high school in North Carolina and the 21,782nd largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 19.2 to 1.

Total Students: 69
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 19.2:1
Full Time Teachers: 3.59

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Polk County Early College Students by Gender

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  School District
 Female 46
(67%)
346
(49%)
 Male 23
(33%)
360
(51%)

Polk County Early College Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 58
(84%)
573
(81%)
 Hispanic 6
(9%)
58
(8%)
 Two or More 3
(4%)
28
(4%)
 Black 2
(3%)
43
(6%)
 American Indian 0
(0%)
4
(1%)
 Asian 0
(0%)
0
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
0
(0%)

Polk County Early College Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 43
(62%)
412
(58%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 22
(32%)
252
(36%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 4
(6%)
42
(6%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Polk County Early College is ranked 625th out of 646 ranked schools in North Carolina, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Polk County Early College students on free and reduced lunch assistance (37.7%) is slightly lower than the state average of 48.8%. This may indicate that the area has a lower level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Polk County Early College Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2006 0
2007 21
2008 34
2009 41
2010 50
2011 43
2012 58
2013 60
2014 63
2015 69

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2006 N/A
2007 N/A
2008 68
2009 82
2010 25
2011 14.3
2012 34.1
2013 13.7
2014 19.4
2015 19.2

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2006
2007 0.23809523809524
2008 0.29411764705882
2009 0.58536585365854
2010 0.5
2011 0.3953488372093
2012 0.44827586206897
2013 0.51666666666667
2014 0.41269841269841
2015 0.3768115942029

Compare Polk County Early College to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,497.0% 15.0:1
 
1,636.7% 16.4:1
 
1,920.0% 19.2:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 37.7%
 
National Average 48.3%
 
State Average 48.8%
 

Top Nearby High Schools

School Type Grades Students Student Teacher Ratio Distance
Polk County Early College
Columbus, NC
Public 09 - 13 69 19.2:1  
Polk County High School
Columbus, NC
Public 09 - 12 637 13:1 2 miles
Landrum High School
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Public 09 - 12 655 14.1:1 6 miles
Lake Lure Classical Academy
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Public KG - 12 427 14.9:1 13 miles
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Public 09 - 13 195 32.5:1 14 miles
East Henderson High School
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Public 09 - 12 919 14.5:1 14 miles
Faith Christian Academy
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Private PK - 12 64 2:1 15 miles
North Henderson High School
Hendersonville, NC
Public 09 - 12 1,083 15.5:1 15 miles
Chapman High School
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Public 09 - 12 945 15.1:1 15 miles
Blue Ridge High School
Greer, SC
Public 09 - 12 1,148 17.5:1 16 miles
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Public 07 - 08 398 12.5:1 16 miles
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